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Armenia turns to European Court of Human Rights in attempt to stop Azeri attack on disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

Armenia turns to European Court of Human Rights in attempt to stop Azeri attack on disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region
Armenia asked the European Court of Human Rights (the ECHR), on Sunday afternoon, to pressure Azerbaijan into stopping its ongoing military operation against the long disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Azerbaijan is violating basic human rights by targeting the civilian population and infrastructure and using indiscriminate weapons, Yerevan argues. The ECHR can pressure Baku into halting the hostilities, Armenian authorities believe.

The request has been lodged with the Strasbourg-based court, the office of Armenia's representative at the ECHR said on Facebook.

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The violence along the border of Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, the overwhelmingly ethnic Armenian enclave that unilaterally split from Baku in the late 1980s, erupted on Sunday morning. Azeri troops launched a massive offensive operation, claiming it was done in response to the shelling of troops and villages under their control.

Armenia denied that the violence had been provoked by its ally and accused Baku of breaking a ceasefire. According to officials of the disputed region, at least 16 of its troops were killed and over 100 injured while fighting the Azeri advance. Both sides reported civilian deaths during the confrontation.

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